If there’s one place to see really odd race cars you’ve never seen before in the United States, it’s Pirelli World Challenge. This weekend’s massive 103-car field at Circuit of the Americas features everything from Honda Accord Coupes and Nissan GT-Rs to KTM X-Bows that resemble a space-pod more so than a car.
KTM and high-performance automotive tuner Reiter Engineering have a new plan for the eccentric KTM X-Bow. For its second rendition the X-Bow will look less like a cereal box Hot Wheels toy and more like, well, a little of everything else. Don't laugh, it might be your cheapest ticket to a purpose-built racer.
The KTM X-Bow is a hardcore track machine. The people who own KTM X-Bows like to imagine that they're track stars that will get the beautiful girl. That rarely happens.
Lest you forget for even a moment that Michael Schumacher (orange) is a stone cold killer, a German race weapon more terrifying than a Panzerkampfwagen, here he is at this year's Race of Champions showing American Brian Deegan (white) what real car control is.
The good news is that KTM's X-Bow track sled is coming to the US. The bad news, depending on your circumstances, is that it'll start at $88,500. Oh, you wanted an engine? Get ready to shell out big money.
The rear-engined, 240 HP, 1,700 Lbs KTM X-Bow is one of the fastest ways to lap a racetrack. But with no ABS, traction control or even a windscreen, how does it handle...in the snow?
The KTM X-Bow is just beginning to reach customers in Europe and, predictably, one of the first has already gone and crashed it. According to The Sun, the driver “skidded on two wheels” before mounting a crash barrier at the Nurburgring. Well, if you’re going to total your $70,000, 237 HP Austrian trackday special, we…
Looks like the crotch-rocketing folks from KTM are serious about making the X-Bow track monster revealed in Geneva this year totally track-ready. One of Brenda Priddy's cadre of car spies caught this particular
motor bike car at speed undergoing handling tests on the Nürburgring earlier today. The basic version of…